#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend Campaign Is Currently Going Viral On Twitter!

We may have seen off the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag but the dust has not settled yet and a #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend has been trending on the social media scene.

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Dang! Some fans want to see perhaps a Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes in a romantic relationship on the big screen in the next Captain America movie. The Twitter campaign is aimed at calling on Marvel to give Chris’ character a boyfriend in upcoming series. GLAAD, which is a pro-LGBT rights media monitoring organization has spoken about the phenomenon and fully support the initiative.

Speaking through USA Today, GLAAD’s exec Mogan Townsend acknowledged that it was becoming rather difficult to ignore the LGBT people who remain almost shut out of Hollywood’s big budget comic films over the years. “They really do have an opportunity,” she added. Townsend was also quick to acknowledge the existence of LGBT characters in Marvel’s source comics and in television adaptations. Chris Evans was open to the idea of the possibility of Cap being attracted to Bucky.

He however notes that he didn’t read the material that way. “That wouldn’t be so bad. It’s just never been part of my approach to the character. My subtext didn’t involve that dynamic. I think even with the first Captain America film you see how drawn he is to Peggy Carter…I thought I put all that in the final scene, but maybe I didn’t. Maybe I was just gazing at Sebastian too much.” For the fans however, it was still a debate on whether it should happen or not.

For those who were in agreement, there was also the discussion of who would be the best suitor, was it Tony or Bucky with both sides making very good cases. Most seem to favor a Steve – Bucky relationship arguing that it is the best developed relationship he has, and the relationship that had gained the most screen time in every single Captain America movie.

Much like in Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #2, fans have picked up on the idea that, if Bucky were a female character, he and Steve would have gotten together two movies ago. And fans are increasingly less willing to accept “they’re just good friends” as an excuse for this kind of a story line. The directors have in the past let the interpretation of this relationship to the fans’ imagination but they have maintained that they are ‘two brothers’.